Here are the privacy policies associated with visiting this website.
GDPR stands for General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and pertains to individuals residing in the EU.
“The Regulation acknowledges that many [small businesses] pose a smaller risk to the privacy of data subjects than larger organisations. For example, Article 30 of the Regulation states that organisations with fewer than 250 employees are not required to maintain a record of processing activities under its responsibility, unless “the processing it carries out is likely to result in a risk to the rights and freedoms of data subjects, the processing is not occasional, or the processing includes special categories of data […] or personal data relating to criminal convictions and offences”.” Reference
This website uses Google Analytics, a free piece of software provided by Google that grabs data about site visitors (you). This tool is pretty much standard for new websites these days.
Google Analytics paints a blurry but helpful picture of who is visiting your site. It doesn’t gather any personally identifying data about users though. It records impersonal info that is only interesting as a number such as:
- How long visitors stay on this website.
- Which pages are viewed most.
- If another website is pointing visitors to this site with a link.
- What kind of computer operating systems visitors are using.
- And quite a bit more.
The tracking information allows me to better understand what pages are appealing to visitors on my site, and what is uninteresting. This allows me to make better decisions about design and writing. It also lets me know what sort of system visitors are using to view the site, to make sure that my website is up-to-date for optimized viewing. Occasionally, I will run a report to see if people are hating or loving certain pages of my website, and other such things. No personally identifying data is included in this type of reporting.